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Powering productivity with technology during a crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on the world economy is unprecedented. There has not been an event so disruptive and devastating to people’s lives and to businesses, since World War II.While many non-essential businesses have had to close due to their inability to respect physical distancing rules, others have had to adapt to new w...

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365: What it means for your business

Over the last few years, Microsoft has made their Office productivity applications into the cloud-powered gold standard for businesses. With the cloud-powered enhancements around cyber-security, online collaboration through the Microsoft Teams app (very important in work from home scenarios), and artificial intelligence, Microsoft Office 365 grew ...

Office 365 Connectors for Microsoft Teams: How to Get Started

Traditionally, you’d have to visit separate applications to perform different tasks, like Skype for Business for meetings, GitHub for software development, and so on. But that’s no longer the case. With Office 365 connectors, you can view and interact with content from other applications right in Microsoft Teams through RSS feeds, news headlines, ...

Microsoft Teams: 3 Ways to Integrate Third-Party Apps

Microsoft Teams is revolutionizing the workplace tools industry by allowing users to integrate several useful third-party apps for greater convenience and a more personalized user experience. There are currently three methods of app integration in Teams: Connectors, Bots, and Tabs. In this article, we’ll take a look at each of these methods and he...

Microsoft Teams Mobile App Overview

Microsoft Teams was launched in 2017 to provide a unique digital hub for team management in Office and Microsoft 365, and it’s already booming in the ever-crowded market of group messaging apps. But the Microsoft Teams mobile app has taken things a step further to organize all of your team conversations, tasks, content, and apps in a single shared...

What's new with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is coming out with its 2020 updates to Microsoft Teams, announced at this year’s Microsoft Ignite. These fantastic updates will help improve team collaboration and communication. They will also help streamline overall business collaboration and processes for increased productivity. These improvements are a result of Microsoft’s goal to m...

Making the most of your business SaaS spend during the COVID-19 crisis

In challenging financial times, all companies look for ways to curtail spending. But rather than resorting to layoffs of workers—especially during a crisis such as the current global pandemic—some forward-thinking business owners are looking at optimizing their software licensing spend instead. Software license optimization, rather tha...

Reducing malware risks with the new Safe Documents feature in Microsoft 365

A new cyber-security feature in Microsoft 365 called Safe Documents is slowly rolling out to users. Safe Documents leverages the artificial intelligence and machine learning features of Microsoft global cloud infrastructure to automatically check Microsoft Office documents such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word against known risks and threats before ...

Why you should use the new Microsoft Edge web browser

There's no denying Microsoft knows how to make a good web browser; just ask any former Netscape employee. But for years, the Google Chrome browser has dominated the browser market. In 2008, Microsoft had 60% of the global market share in web browsers. Google released their Chrome browser that same year but quickly displaced Microsoft as ...

Avoid the Microsoft end of support apocalypse of 2020

As of the writing of this blog, IT departments are under pressure from the impending end of life (EOL) for Microsoft Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. While nobody predicts a "Y2K" redux where PCs stop working, EOL means the over ten year-old PC operating system will no longer get software patches, including security updates, from Microsoft on Tuesda...

Are you ready for the new file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams?

If your organization uses Microsoft Office 365 (or the Microsoft 365 bundles), then chances are that you've been spending more of your time collaborating in Microsoft Teams. In just the past couple of years, Microsoft Teams has quickly evolved from a business-oriented chat to the premier hub for teamwork. That's mostly due to Teams' deep integrati...

How your business can use Microsoft Teams Rooms to have more inclusive meetings

Today's data-driven economy requires a modern workplace where employees and teams work from anywhere. It doesn't matter if you're an executive or an engineer, chances are you spend a lot of your day collaborating with others in meetings. Like it or not, meetings are a necessity for business. But in a modern workplace where so many of us work remot...

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